Articles in the General News Category

CHRISTMAS BONANZA FOR MONAGHAN NEW €5M BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
CHRISTMAS BONANZA FOR MONAGHAN NEW €5M BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE

Michael Fisher “It’s a landmark day for our county and Monaghan is on a roll at the moment” is how Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys described the announcement on Monday of a €5 million biotechnology research centre in Monaghan that could completely transform the local economy. It will employ 250 highly trained biotech specialists. According to one of the leading members of the Bioconnect company, Peter Corcoran of Monaghan Biosciences, the centre would have the potential to create a further 1,000 jobs in the agrifood industry locally, ...

CARRICK ESTATE AGENT URGES…… ACTION MUST BE TAKEN TO HALT ‘DECLINE OF IN-TOWN TRADE’

Carrickmacross, General News »

6 Dec 2018 No Comment
CARRICK ESTATE AGENT URGES…… ACTION MUST BE TAKEN TO HALT ‘DECLINE OF IN-TOWN TRADE’

By PATSY McARDLE A WELL KNOWN former Carrickmacross councillor, who is a local auctioneer and estate agent, is Chairman of a working group set up by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland which released a very challenging Report, this week, claiming that restrictions on out- of- town shopping centres, and the provision of high-speed broadband, are just two measures which need to be implemented urgently, if the present decline in business in the main streets of small towns, is to be reversed. Shane O’Hanlon has described the Report as one ...

COUNCILLOR TREANOR GETS ROBUST RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION: “WHAT’S THE POINT OF CONFERENCES?”

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
COUNCILLOR TREANOR GETS ROBUST RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION: “WHAT’S THE POINT OF CONFERENCES?”

Peter Hughes Independent member of Monaghan Co Council Seamus Treanor has called into question the value of elected representatives attending local authority conferences. But when Councillor Treanor posed the question: “What’s the point of conferences?” at Tuesday’s Co Council meeting, he got a robust response from Cathaoirleach David Maxwell. The Fine Gael Chair-holder answered: “Learning and networking”, and pointed Councillor Treanor to the widely perceived success of the recent Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) conference hosted in Monaghan Town. “Does anyone ever come back from conferences with news to ...

NEW REGIONAL ENTERPRISE PROMOTIONAL PUBLICATION LAUNCHED IN MONAGHAN TOWN

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
NEW REGIONAL ENTERPRISE PROMOTIONAL PUBLICATION LAUNCHED IN MONAGHAN TOWN

Peter Hughes What Monaghan Co Council Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan described as a significant new tool for the promotion of enterprise on a regional basis was launched in Monaghan Town on Monday afternoon (December 3). The Northern and Western Regional Assembly unveiled a new publication marking the designation of their eight-county area a 2018 European Entrepreneurial Region. Regional Assembly Cathaoirleach, Monaghan Co Council member Seamus Coyle, and the organisation’s EU Programmes Executive Brendan Mooney were joined for the occasion by Cavan/Monaghan TD and Minister For Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather ...

EIRGRID CHIEF PROMOTES INTERCONNECTOR IN BELFAST

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
EIRGRID CHIEF PROMOTES INTERCONNECTOR IN BELFAST

Michael Fisher The Chief Executive of EirGrid, Mark Foley, was in Belfast on Tuesday to welcome visitors to the headquarters of its northern subsidiary SONI in Castlereagh. The company’s Market Operations Director, Rodney Doyle, gave an update on the integrated single electricity market, which began in October. Jo Aston, Director of Wholesale Markets, Utility Regulator in Northern Ireland, gave the meeting an update on the energy market. Mr Foley is believed to have reminded the group about the plans for the North South interconnector, which has been put back for ...

MONAGHAN MCKENNAS ATTEND OPENING OF ‘SALA JUAN MACKENNA’ IN CHILEAN EMBASSY

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
MONAGHAN MCKENNAS ATTEND OPENING OF ‘SALA JUAN MACKENNA’ IN CHILEAN EMBASSY

THE evening of Monday 19th November saw representatives of Clan McKenna attend at the Embassy of Chile in Ireland on Wellington Road in Dublin’s Ballsbridge to attend the designation of ‘Sala Juan MacKenna’ — the Juan MacKenna cultural exhibition room named in honour of the Monaghan-born military officer and hero of the Chilean War of Independence. The event hosted by current Chilean Ambassador to Ireland Cristián Streeter was also attended by representatives of the McKenna family of Swann’s Cross, who are direct descendants of General Don Juan, as he is ...

BORDER ISSUES IN DEBATE AT EU SUMMIT IN BRUSSELS

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
BORDER ISSUES IN DEBATE AT EU SUMMIT IN BRUSSELS

By PATSY McARDLE MONAGHAN Fianna Fáil county councilor, and Cathaorleach of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, Cllr. Seamus Coyle was among a very distinguished list of invited public figures to address the 10th European Innovation Summit in the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday of last week. The guest speakers included senior Austrian and German Government Ministers who were joined by leading members of the European Parliament. A number of other eminent European experts joined in a panel discussion, with Councillor Coyle with a strong focus on serious concerns ...

TOWN MOURNS AS CRASH VICTIM BURIED AND DRIVER CHARGED

Castleblayney, General News »

6 Dec 2018 No Comment

By PATSY McARDLE BUSINESS in Castleblayney came to a standstill on Saturday last, and a pall of grief shrouded the mid-Monaghan town for the weekend, as the funeral took place of 47-years-old local father of two, Stephen Marron, who was killed in Main Street, on the previous Tuesday night, when he was seated in his parked vehicle which was struck by a speeding car that was involved in a garda chase. Several hundred people attended the removal of the remains, requiem mass, and funeral, at St. Mary’s Church, Castleblayney, of ...

EMMET ÓG’S TIME TO SHINE

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
EMMET ÓG’S TIME TO SHINE

Monaghan champions in All-Ireland Final KEVIN CARNEY This coming Saturday is D-Day for Emmet Óg as they seek to become the first Monaghan side to claim the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Ladies Football Championship title since Emyvale’s heroics exactly ten years ago. Standing in their way of claiming national glory this Saturday (7.30pm) at Parnell Park, Donnycarney is Dublin and Leinster Champions Clontarf. It’s been a long and winding road for the county standard bearers. One has to go back to the last weekend of July to recall their championship opener against Magheracloone ...

NEVER-SAY-DIE GWEEDORE EDGE SCOTSTOWN IN A 25-POINT ULSTER CLUB SENIOR FINAL THRILLER

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6 Dec 2018 No Comment
NEVER-SAY-DIE GWEEDORE EDGE SCOTSTOWN IN A 25-POINT ULSTER CLUB SENIOR FINAL THRILLER

John Graham reports Gweedore 0-13 Scotstown 0-12 Scotstown’s hopes of winning a fifth Ulster Club Senior Football Championship were cruelly crushed in Omagh on Sunday last by Donegal champions Gweedore, who won their first ever Ulster club title with a point in the fourth minute of the second period of extra time to break Scotstown hearts. Played in difficult conditions this was a contest that was in the balance all through but a number of factors conspired to deny Scotstown and none more so than the very harsh dismissal of Shane Carey on ...